Healthy Waffle Recipe!

2013-05-01
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  • Yield : 6
  • Servings : 6
  • Prep Time : 5m
  • Cook Time : 5m
  • Ready In : 10m

Waffles have always intrigued me, but given that the majority are loaded with sugar and butter I’ve never been a big fan.. until now! Waffles can actually make the perfect healthy breakfast, snack or dessert (when made in the right way) and I couldn’t wait to share this super healthy waffle recipe with you.

 

This recipe is low calorie, low GI, high in fibre and protein and so PERFECT for any time of day (I’ve also blogged a chocolate protein waffle recipe too!).

 

There are lots of waffle makers on sale but I got mine from Amazon. There are some cheaper as well as more expensive brands, however I really have been impressed with mine.. it heats up quickly, makes 2 square waffles at a time, is easy to use and clean and it looks good too!

 

Ingredients

  • 1 medium-large banana, mashed
  • 2 whole eggs
  • 4 egg whites
  • 50g oat flour*
  • 1/2 tbsp baking powder
  • Optional: 1-2 tsp vanilla, cinnamon, ginger or stevia
  • Toppings: Yoghurt, blueberries, honey (anything you want!)
  • + 1 calorie spray oil

*To make oat flour simply blend oats in your blender! To make this recipe gluten free use gluten free oats.

 

Healthy Waffles

 

Method

Step 1

Whisk together the banana, eggs, egg whites, oat flour and baking powder in a bowl (plus any extras - see below for my apple pie version!)

Step 2

Lightly spritz your waffle maker with 1 calorie spray oil (to prevent the waffles from sticking)

Step 3

Pour 1/3 of the mixture (if your waffle maker has room for 2 - or use 1/6 of the mixture for 1 waffle) into the waffle maker, close & cook for 5-6 minutes (the cooking time will reduce as the waffle maker gets hotter)

Step 4

Serve your waffles with yoghurt, fresh fruit & honey (my choice or see below for my apple pie version!) - or anything that you fancy!

 

P.S To make an apple pie version simply add 1 tsp cinnamon. 1/2 tsp ginger, a dash of nutmeg & 2 tsp xylitol (a healthier alternative to sugar which is also kind to teeth – I use Total Sweet) to the mixture & top with 1/2 apple microwaved for 1 minute, cinnamon, xylitol & some cheeky Wheyhey ice-cream (optional but amazing!!!) or yoghurt!

 

Healthy Waffles

 

 

 

UPDATE: Thank you to everyone who sends me pictures of my recipes on Twitter & Facebook - here are a selection!!

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Healthy Waffles

BR79EPxCQAAr855.jpg-large*With added cupcake flavouring & raisins, topped with blueberries & lemon Chobani yoghurt

savoury waffle recipe*Liza swapped the banana for mashed avocado to make a savoury waffle – topped with marmite & light mozzarella *yum*

Healthy Waffles *Liza added Green & Black chocolate chunks to her waffle mix & topped them with yoghurt, fruit & sprinkles!

Waffles*waffles made in a panini machine!

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Healthy waffles

 

*This blog post contains affiliate links. Please read my disclaimer page for more information and for my policy on using protein powders in recipes, gluten-free foods/baking and vegetarian/vegan recipes.

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Nutritional Info

This information is per serving.

  • Calories

    85Kcal
  • Carbs

    12g
  • Protein

    5g
  • Fat

    2g

Recipe Comments

Comments (10)

  1. posted by Sarah on May 1, 2013

    Tried and tasted!So yummy, definitley recommended x

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    • posted by Nics Nutrition on May 1, 2013

      We had fun in the recipe development lab!! x

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  2. posted by location de ski st francois longchamp on May 9, 2013

    I don’t even know how I ended up here, but I thought this post was good. I don’t know who you are but definitely you’re going to a famous blogger if you are not already ;) Cheers!

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    • posted by Nics Nutrition on May 9, 2013

      Aw thank you for your lovely comment. I don’t think I’m famous but I hope you come back to sample more healthy recipes! Nic x

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  3. posted by Anna on May 13, 2013

    Could I use whole meal flour? Would it still work okay do you think?

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    • posted by Nics Nutrition on May 14, 2013

      Hello! Yes they would be fine – let me know how they go!

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  4. posted by Liza on August 18, 2013

    When my waffle maker arrived I sprinted to the kitchen with the box under my arm (think Jonny Wilkinson style), desperate to try waffle making. This is a great, healthy recipe again from Nic. I really enjoyed making these this morning, and enjoyed eating them even more!

    Needless to say, it’d been a day full of waffle tasting and we can’t wait to do a savoury day too!

    Thanks Nic, wonderful as always.

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    • posted by Nics Nutrition on August 18, 2013

      Hurray! Thanks so much for your lovely comment Liza, so glad you liked them!! xx

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  5. posted by elkie on October 8, 2013

    just made your waffles!! I was so hungry I ate them before I could take a picture!! they are yummy!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    • posted by Nics Nutrition on October 8, 2013

      Haha thank you for letting me know anyway!! I appreciate it :) Glad you enjoyed them! x

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